Recently when I drive I noticed this noise which tends to come around 2000rpm. Going through the gears I can't hear anything through first and second, then it starts in this rev band through 3rd and especially 4th at lower speeds say 35mph-45mph. I looked under the car at the muffler to see if there was a hole under it but it looks sound. Any idea what might be causing the problem? Its not got any worse. I drive about 40 miles in it per day. It is a manual.

  • Is this a manual shift transmission? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 30 '16 at 10:21
  • updated the question – Andrew Welch Mar 30 '16 at 10:23
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    Can you record the noise and post it? Where is it coming from? The front, left, right, rear? – race fever Mar 30 '16 at 14:17
  • It is coming from the back, but you can't hear it in 1st or 2nd. It is progressive, dull, low-mid range tonally, sounds like it is under the car. – Andrew Welch Mar 30 '16 at 14:45
  • It's almost impossible to really translate a sound through the written word. Anything you could do to get a good recording of the sound to post into your question would be very helpful. – DucatiKiller Apr 4 '16 at 16:34

It was the wheel bearing which was causing the problem.

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